Assistant Community Liaison Officer

Khan Muhammad Gul

Community-based wildlife conservation is a dynamic and evolving conservation tool, particularly with regard to integrated and participatory natural resources management. It requires specific skills, knowledge and most importantly the trust of local communities who depend on natural resources to support their livelihoods. This internship will contribute to strengthening community-based natural resources conservation efforts of the WCS across the Gilgit-Baltistan region, especially in two important conservancies of the Wildlife Conservation Society’s conservation program in Pakistan. The specific outputs that this internship will produce include: 1) a bibliography of participatory planning and implementation of conservation activities, 2) updated valley profiles of Sasi-Haramosh and Gais Conservancies, 3) two case studies on effectiveness of community-based governance structure in two different conservancies, and 4) guidelines for participatory natural resources assessment.